Georgetown Day School seeks a full time General Music Teacher for the 2017-2018 school year. Primary responsibilities include teaching music to lower and middle school students. Following the Orff model, the GDS music curriculum approaches the teaching of music through imitation, experimentation, and personal expression. An essential goal of our music program is to help students become confident music makers and creative problem solvers. Rich content, creative pedagogy and authentic relationships are essential components of a GDS classroom. The ability to provide those elements, work collaboratively with colleagues, and place children’s interests and experiences at the heart of the classroom are essential components of teaching at GDS. In addition to their classroom duties, music teachers support the department in numerous ways including doing set ups and take downs for performance which can include moving pianos, xylophones, risers, acoustical shells, etc. Additional duties can include recess supervision, hall monitoring, etc.
As a diverse, inclusive school devoted to preparing our students to live and work in an increasingly globalized and multicultural society, GDS is particularly interested in professionals with demonstrated interest and experience in working in such a school setting.
Qualifications: A BM/BS degree in Music Education, completion of Orff-Schulwerk Levels I and II, teaching experience at the elementary level, and sufficient piano proficiency to accompany lower and middle school choruses are required. An MA/MM in Music Education with an emphasis in voice are preferred.
Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and, a list of three references using our online application system. Applicants must also complete an application for employment form. This form can be uploaded directly to online application or emailed directly to firstname.lastname@example.org. To apply and to find out more about the school, candidates should visit our website at www.gds.org.
Georgetown Day School does not discriminate in its educational, admissions, and personnel programs and policies or activities on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, disability or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.